After writing the ideal path for a branching scenario, write the mistakes and consequences.
Writing a branching scenario can be intimidating or overwhelming. I have found that it’s easiest to write the ideal path from start to finish first. I note decision points and sometimes draft bad choices along the way, but I don’t fully write anything else until I finish the ideal path.
This is my process for planning before writing a branching scenario, including creating a summary, outline, and list of mistakes.
PPatti Shank’s Practice and Feedback for Deeper Learning is a summary of tactics you can use to create memorable, relevant practice opportunities and provide constructive, beneficial feedback for learners. Everything in the book is backed by research and written to be immediately usable by instructional designers and trainers.
Here are some principles and examples for adapting resumes from teaching to instructional design.
In branching scenarios, we can use a combination of immediate and delayed consequences and feedback.
In my previous posts, I shared tips for managing the complexity of branching scenarios and
In a comment to my post on Managing the Complexity in Branching Scenarios, Nicole Legault
The traditional multiple choice questions we use in assessment are often abstract and measure only whether people recall facts they heard in the last 5 minutes. Converting these questions to scenario-based questions can increase the level of difficulty, measure higher level thought, and provide relevant context.
On reddit, someone asked how to manage the complexity of branching scenarios and keep them